FAMILY FUN FRIDAY: Crafts, games, a short God-talk or video and song followed by dinner and dessert for the children, tea, coffee and cake for the adults, 2nd Friday of each month, 4.30 - 6.30pm, St Albans Church, Albert St. Gold coin donation appreciated. MILSON GIRLS’ BRIGADE:
Affordable activities for girls - summer programme starting soon. Companies also in Hokowhitu, Highbury/Ta¯karo on Tuesdays. Enquiries Joanne 355 3124/ girlsbrigade.nz.
ESTRANGED PARENTS GROUP:
For parents estranged from their adult children, 10.30am, first Monday of each month. Enquiries EstrangedParents33@gmail.com/ 353 7742/ 323 3034.
MAINLY MUSIC: Musical fun for pre-schoolers followed by morning tea and play, 10am, Thursdays. Christian Community Church, 54 Pascal St, $3 per family, first visit free. Enquiries 357 8925.
TE AWE AWE SCOUTS: Keas (Year 1-3) Tuesdays 5.30 - 6.30pm, Cubs (Year 4-6) Mondays 6 - 7.30pm, Scouts (Year 6-10), Wednesdays 6.30 - 8.30pm. Enquiries Daniel 022 065 0946/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEINER PLAYGROUP: Teacher co-ordinated, small, friendly, playgroup. Babies and children up to six. Free-play with natural toys, circle time, story, morning tea, every Tuesday during termtime, 9.30am - midday, Matariki Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten, 187 Ruahine St, $2. FAMILY/WHA¯NAU MORNING:
Fridays during termtime for preschoolers under 3 and caregivers. Music, dance and games, morning tea provided, $2. 8.30am - 12.30pm, Te Aroha Noa Community Services, Brentwood Ave, Highbury. Enquiries Vikki Gibbs 358 2259.
GIRL GUIDES: Fun, adventure, life skills and friendship, for girls aged 5 - 18. Enquiries 0800 22 22 92.
MAINLY MUSIC@ LIFE CHURCH:
Tuesdays, 10am. $3 per family, new families welcome, Life Church, 590 Featherston St. Enquiries Pip McCracken 027 408 6955.
TWINKLE TOES: Music, movement and morning tea for pre-schoolers, parents and caregivers, Milson Combined Church Hall, cnr Milson Line and Purdie Pl, 9.30am, Fridays. $20 per term, $3 casual per family. Enquiries Anne 355 3128.
TWINKLETOES: Music, movement & morning tea for under 5s, 10am Tuesdays and Wednesdays, St Matthews 109 College St, Awapuni. Gold coin per child. Enquiries Jacqui 021 057 6722,
AWAPUNI MORNING TEA: Every Thursday during school term, 10am to 11am. Casual morning tea with occasional speakers or activities. All welcome. Awapuni Library, College St. Call 356 7634. MILSON REBUS CLUB: For friendship, outings, activities and guest speakers, 4th Wednesday every month, 9.45am PN Bridge Club cnr Cook and Cuba St. Enquiries Tony 350 3031 or Margaret 356 9872. REBUS CLUB of PALMERSTON
NORTH: New members welcome for good company, great talks and outings, 9.30am, Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St, 1st Tuesday each month. Enquiries Dean 354 5795/ Allan 358 5985.
500 ON FRIDAYS: A fun evening of cards 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays each month, 6.45pm, PN Bridge Club, cnr Cuba and Cook St, $5 includes light refreshments. Enquiries Jo 357 4910/ 021 139 5367. FREE MONEY MANAGEMENT COURSE: Manage debt, live within your means and save, 1 - 2.45pm Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, St Matthews, 109 College St, Awapuni. Register with Rosie 021 933 624/
email@example.com AGE FRIENDLY PALMERSTON NORTH: Consultation meeting, 2 -4pm, Thursday, March 15, PNCC. RSVP by March 10, firstname.lastname@example.org/ 353 5807/ email@example.com/ 353 5807.
TE REO: Te Ataarangi Maori language classes, Highbury Whanau Centre, 6 - 9pm, Thursdays. Enquiries Tahi 022 431 9354.
REUNION: Glen Oroua School & District Reunion, March 23 - 25 for all past and present Glen Oroua pupils, parents, staff, Glen Oroua School, 200 Sansons Road. Contact Lyndon 06 329 7863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. WOMENS SERVICE CLUB:
Palmerston North Inner Wheel meets 3rd Thursday each month, 5.45pm Wharerata, Massey University. Enquiries Dorothy 354 7024. 500 ON FRIDAYS: A fun evening of cards 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays each month, 6.45pm, PN Bridge Club, cnr Cuba and Cook St, $5 includes light refreshments. Enquiries Jo 357 4910/ 021 139 5367. MEETING POINT: Crafts, knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, budget cooking, tai chi, cards, morning tea, St David’s Community Centre, cnr Main and Rainforth Sts (opp Memorial Park), 10am to 12noon, Tuesdays from February 20. Gold coin koha. Enquiries 358 3246.
MEDITATION: Weekly drop-in
classes with Gen Demo, Wednesdays, 7 - 8.30pm, Amitabha Buddhist Centre, 174 Albert St. Enquiries meditatinpalmerstonnorth.org/ 355 3524. TE REO: Free beginners course in Te Reo Ma¯ori, Mondays, February 5 - April 13, July 23 - September 24, 6 - 8.30pm; Thursdays, February 8 - April 12, 3.15 - 5.15pm, UCOL, Princess St. Enquiries ucol.ac.nz/ 0800 GO UCOL. FRIENDSHIP AND OUTINGS: The
Mid-City Probus Club offers companionship, day trips, guest speakers with other retirees. First Tuesday each month, 9.30am, PN Bridge Club, cnr Cook and Cuba St. Enquires Margaret 357 1925.
ITALIANO: Italian conversation classes, beginners Tuesdays, Feilding Library and Thursdays in PN. Intermediate classes, PN, Wednesdays. Enquiries Bev 027 278 3120/ VickiWills, Feilding Library.
CHESS: Manawatu¯ Knights Chess Club meets Tuesdays, 5.30pm, Hokowhitu Bowling Club, Albert St. Enquiries Mark Noble 323 7003/ 027 338 2040 MINDFULNESS MEDITATION:
Non-sectarian group meditation with Dr Douglas Osto (Ph D) $5; unwaged $3, Tuesdays 6 - 7 pm, Theosophical Society, 304 Church St. Enquiries Anthea 353 6221/ email@example.com AHIMATE RESERVE COMMUNITY: FormerlyWaitoetoe Reserve Community, plant native trees, shrubs, fruit and nut trees; restore native vegetation, release and mulch plants, remove weeds. Working bees, last Sunday of each month, 10am to noon. Enquiries Jenny 358 2905/ Heather 354 1765.
PIT PARK PEOPLE: Working parties every third Sunday of the month, 1.30 - 3.30pm, Pit Park, Featherston St, Roslyn. Enquiries 354 0062/ facebook.com/ pitpark.palmerstonnorth
HOUSIE: RSA Welfare Trust Tuesday housie recommences February 13, 2018. Enquiries Jacquie Jones 356 7673. IPU TOASTMASTER’S CLUB:
Become confident, speaking in front of people and have fun, IPU Senior Common Room, 7pm, Thursdays from February 1, 2018. Enquiries Helena 354 0313/ 021 107 2814.
ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL: A women-only group focused on
promoting literacy in the community, meets 2nd Thursday of the month. Enquiries Fiona 357 0199.
EVENING FLORA: Informal floral art club, second Tuesday each month, 7.30pm, Awapuni Community Centre. Enquiries Liz 356 7654/ Colleen 357 2185. IT’S OUR FUTUREMANAWATU¯ : Monthly meeting for anyone interested in becoming involved in environmental and social concerns that affect our local, regional or wider community. First Thursday each month, next meeting Thursday, September 5, 6.30 – 8pm, FX Theatre, Square Edge. REBUS CLUBMANAWATU¯ : First Wednesday each month 9.45am, PN Bridge Club, cnr Cook and Cuba St. Enquiries Goff 356 2968.
PN RSA: Club night for members, partners,visitors, 4 - 7pm, Wednesdays, Distinction Hotel, Campbell St entrance. Enquiries Mon and Fri 1 - 4pm, 354 8271.
TIRITEA WOMEN’S INSTITUTE:
Meets Quaker Hall, 227 College St, every 2nd Friday of the month, 1.30pm. Enquiries 358 2611.
RAISE UP CREW: Enthusiastic, motivated community-minded young people aged 14-24 years-old wanted for crew membership. Enquiries Jenn Chapman, youth work co-ordinator, YMCA Central 358 8921/ 0800 YMCA 4 U/ 027 504 4194/ firstname.lastname@example.org
HOKOWHITU REBUS CLUB: Guest speakers, outings; dinners, day-trips, activities, friendship. Visitors and new members welcome. First Thursday each month, 9.15am. Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson St. Enquiries: Carolyne 354 7609.
AWAPUNI GARDEN CLUB:
Morning tea, 9.30am followed by a variety of speakers, 10am every third Tuesday, Awapuni Community Hall, Newbury St. Enquiries Peggy 357 5600.
CHRISTIAN OUTREACH: Looking for people interested in joining a monthly outreach group meeting. Enquiries 027 558 6806.
ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT: Practical and fun workshop, Quaker Meeting House. Register 353 7742/ Jacque.Aldridge@gmail.com
St Mark’s is holding its Op Shop Garage Sale on Saturday morning.